Locomotion Railway Museum: Dale Road Industrial Estate, Dale Rd, Shildon DL4 2RE
Brightwater is home to the world’s oldest passenger railway company. At Locomotion, you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s first railway town.
You can find the museum in Shildon; a small town in Brightwater – County Durham, vitally important to the story of Britain’s railways. This is the place where the world’s first steam-powered public railway sprang to life.
The town of Shildon has had an exciting story to tell since the earliest days of the rail industry, making it the perfect place to explore the rich local railway history and discover how the railways have changed all our lives.
Outside you will find a fantastic playground and picnic area to enjoy lunch. Don’t worry if the sun isn’t shining, most of the museum is indoors so it’s perfect for those rainy days too! It’s a great day out, with no admission fee although donations are very much appreciated.
For full visitor information please visit Locomotion’s website.